WHITE LIGHTNING As
Midnight Approaches/Paradise...At A Price (SJPCD326)
This is how you do a collectors edition...34 tracks in all, wrapped up in a
comprehensive and informative booklet complete with rare and previously
unreleased photographs...Angel Air Records have outdone themselves with this
release and have set a new benchmark for the rest of the re-issue labels out
As Midnight Approaches...received some positive press and comparisons were
made with Rush's more streamlined keyboard driven sound in the mid to late
...the real deal, a pukka 24 carat blues based heavy rock band whose lack of
exposure demonstrates how important is plain old good luck.
In short, it's the band's musical history in a neat package, with sleevenote
history and band pictures.
This double CD set is a special release indeed. It will appeal equally to
fans as well as those that missed out on the band first time around...With a
total of 34 tracks this set is ridiculously good value...
...in their day, they produced some cracking music that reflected the
slightly more commercial end of the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal)
including a Rush flavouring which may attract fans of that group to
investigate further...The real find of this package is the unreleased second
album, from 1990, 'Paradise... At A Price', droppedwhen the label went bust.
This second release is heavier than the first, with more drive and power
than the debut. Also featuring demos plus a live track, this is a
recommended rarity for students of British rock. A great value for money
package from Angel Air - kudos to them for saving this music from oblivion.
This double CD ventures into the world of the mixed up 80's with rock,
metal, thrash and glam battling it out for supremacy and unfortunately White
Lightning I feel missed the boat. Should they have appeared in the late 70's
early 80's the genre would have been a perfect fit to the classic rock
around at that time.
...As Midnight Approaches is, without any exaggeration, an undiscovered gem
of British metal...The second album...misses the urgency of the first one
and sounds a bit more like typical '80s blues metal...and still it is of the